Authentic Relating Games Nights have been taking place every month in Ottawa for over four years now!
There are two options now available: our regular Authentic Relating Games Nights happening at the Rideau Sports Centre (1 Donald Street) and the new Edgy Edition Authentic Relating Games Nights happening at the Hintonburg Community Centre (1064 Wellington Street West).
Seats are drop in on a first come first served basis. $20 cash at the door. It is recommended that you arrive by 7:15pm, as we close the doors and start promptly at 7:30pm.
Upcoming Authentic Relating Games Nights at the Rideau Sports Centre in Overbrook:
- December 11, 2018
- January 3, 2019
- January 31, 2019
- February 28, 2019
- March 27, 2019
Upcoming Edgy Edition Authentic Relating Games Nights at the Hintonburg Community Centre in Westboro:
- January 14, 2019
- February 5, 2019
- March 11, 2019
What are Authentic Relating Games?
What would it be like to have a playground where you can step outside of the box in the way you relate with other human beings and create more possibility for how that can look and feel to you?
What if you could feel close to someone and have that special “spark” in connection within only a few minutes of interacting with them?
All of that is possible in Authentic Relating Games–evenings of fun, highly-interactive exercises that explore new ways of seeing, connecting and appreciating each other on a deeper level.
By ‘games’ we mean fun, highly interactive partner and group exercises that demonstrate and explore authentic relating, getting to know yourself better while learning to see and appreciate more about everyone you connect with. These games are NOT board games like Chutes & Ladders and checkers.
By ‘authentic’ we mean that there is no cookie-cutter mold for how you “should” be or what relating “should look like”. Everyone is a complete universe unto themselves, has a unique style, personality, and integrity that is perfectly *them*, and everyone is perfect and amazing as they are (including their belief that they aren’t.)
Games give you a fully-embodied, yet accessible, introduction to conscious community and relating. So whether you’re the type of person who loves personal growth and evolution in the relationship realm, or you’re just tired of the same old boring conversations you typically have when meeting new people, you’re in the right place.
Why play Authentic Relating Games?
Have you ever had the type of connection with someone where both of you were totally enamored in the conversation and didn’t want to leave? Have you ever had that feeling with a whole group of people? In Games, we consciously create the space and possibility for such nourishing experiences to occur, whether you’re meeting someone for the first time, or you’ve known them your entire life.
Games create an open, vast playground where we can be seen and appreciated for exactly who we are, as we explore outside the confines of “normal”, superficial conversation and social sleepwalking. It’s where we actually experience and practice the art of transformation (not just talking about it), by allowing ourselves to show up fully and be completely impacted by others.
What can I expect?
Laughter, fun, nourishment, anxiety/excitement (while learning the difference), relaxation, sparks of connection, feeling ALIVE, insights, challenges, love, REALness, personal growth, transformation.
Who can play?
Anyone! Whether single, dating, young, old, etc., it doesn’t matter. Anyone who feels a desire to feel closer with people, and is willing to try something new. (NOTE: These are NOT singles or dating events).
*These games are based off of the work of Authentic World and other authentic relating communities across the globe.
What’s different about the Edgy Edition Authentic Relating Games Nights?
Authentic Relating Games Night – Edgy Edition is designed for people who are desiring to play at the edge of personal and group comfort zones through highly-interactive exercises that explore new ways of seeing, connecting and appreciating each other on a deeper (and more rewarding!) level. If you are comfortable with longer periods of eye-gazing, consensual physical contact and exploring somatic realms and energetic body movement, the Edgy Edition is for you!
By ‘edgy’ we mean that these games will provoke discovery of our personal edge when it comes to communicating authentically. We intend to deeply explore areas of how we communicate and how we receive communication that may give rise to feelings of discomfort or feelings of being deeply seen and heard. This is possible because we will approach the evening with a curiosity for the discovery of self and others, inside a safe and respectful container.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via authenticrelatingottawa @ gmail . com